I’m a few weeks away from delivering our third baby and I’ll admit I have a few jitters! Even though I should know what to expect, it’s always an exciting and exhilarating adventure to give birth. In my first pregnancy, I memorized scripture to find peace in His promises.
This time around I used some of the same scriptures, but I also added a few powerful Bible verses. Throughout this pregnancy, I’ve found it so helpful to meditate on encouraging scriptures for labor and delivery. Instead of focusing on the pain or the process, I am concentrating on a God who loves me!
Though I won’t be surprised if it extends beyond birth! With our first baby, as a new mom I often found myself worrying. “Is she too warm? Too cold? Can she breathe?
This is when God showed me one of the psalms I memorized for safe delivery was actually in preparation for kids! Instead of trusting in myself, I knew I served a God who never slept and who always watched over her, even when I couldn’t.
17 Encouraging Scripture for Labor and Delivery
So here is my list of 17 encouraging scriptures for labor and delivery. Put them on your phone, write them on notecards around your house, speak them out loud!
Be sure to download the free 4 x 6 scripture cards for these verses at the end of this post!
1: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
2: God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. Psalms 46:5 (NKJV)
3: The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me. Psalms 42:8 (NKJV)
4: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2 (NKJV)
5: He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. Psalms 18:19 (NKJV)
6: I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. Psalms 145:5 (NLT)
7: I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalms 16:8 (NLT)
8: But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)
9: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 (NKJV)
10: And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)
11: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 (NKJV)
Scripture Verses for Labor and Delivery
12: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 (ESV)
13: The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. Psalm 121:5-6 (NLT)
14: He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Psalm 23:2-3 (NLT)
15: I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4 (NLT)
16: Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 (NIV)
17: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
I pray these verses bless you. They are some of my favorite scripture for labor. Though you can certainly use them beyond labor and delivery for postpartum inspiration or help in motherhood. God’s word is so powerful. Use it!
I printed them and have them around my bathroom mirror. Comment below with how you plan on using them!
What are your favorite verses to meditate for encouragement and peace?